Description The kashira on the end of the tsuka matches the silver waves of the fuchi (51.1151.3A). The menuki are Chinese-style lions ("shishi"). Depictions of these lions were based on paintings of lions, rather than observations of live lions. Consequentially, they look more like dogs than lions. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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